Mikel Arteta urged to sign two players after Arsenal beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Danny Murphy has urged Mikel Arteta to sign two players to take Arsenal to the ‘next level’ following their FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

The Gunners came from behind to beat Frank Lampard’s side 2-1 at Wembley on Sunday and lift the FA Cup for a record 14th time.

In-form USA international Christian Pulisic fired Chelsea ahead after just five minutes but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice either side of half-time to complete Arsenal’s comeback win.

Murphy was impressed by Arsenal’s performance in the final and paid tribute to the ‘remarkable’ job Arteta has done at the Emirates since replacing Unai Emery as manager in December.

However, the former Premier League and England star still believes Arsenal’s squad needs a shake-up and says Arteta should sign sign another centre-back and a midfielder this summer.

‘Mikel Arteta is a winner and what he has done at Arsenal in a short space of time is remarkable,’ Murphy wrote in a column for MailSport.

‘He still needs to add at least one centre-half and possibly another midfield player to take this team to the next level but the first priority has to be keeping what he has, as Jurgen Klopp did at Liverpool last summer.

‘Both managers deserve plaudits and the biggest compliment I can give them is that the game itself on Saturday was a proper cup final.

‘Apart from a brief lull in the second half, it was exciting and high tempo all the way. And the best team on the day lifted the trophy.’

Murphy also urged Arsenal to secure a new deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, who has impressed on loan for the Gunners this season.

He added: ‘It is crucial for the Mikel Arteta project that Ceballos stays beyond this season, whether it is another loan from Real Madrid or a permanent transfer.

‘Watching Ceballos in the flesh really crystallised how important he is. His courage on the ball in tight situations allows Arsenal to play out from the back as Arteta wants. It is no longer Granit Xhaka on his own.

‘What I like about the Spaniard is he is progressive with his passing. He always looks forward first.

‘He is the one who plays those penetrative passes short and long. Aubameyang and his team-mates further forward are the beneficiaries.’

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